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After Android Ice Cream Sandwich will be Jelly Bean

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After Android Ice Cream Sandwich will be Jelly Bean
This is my next is reporting an exclusive from a trusted source that the next iteration of Android will be code-named Jelly Bean. This makes follows in Google's habit of code-naming the Android updates after sweets. 

The trend began with Android 1.5 which was called Cupcake, and continued with Donut (1.6), Eclair (2.0/2.1), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3), Honeycomb (3.x), and Ice Cream Sandwich (?.?). It isn't much of a surprise that Jelly Bean would follow, because there aren't too many iconic sweets that start with the letter J. And, it'll get even more difficult when we hit K, although our money will be on Key Lime Pie when the time comes. 

Not much more information is available about the update, but the source claimed the update would include "game-changing stuff" that didn't make it into ICS. Seems logical because it's always the "game-changing" stuff that gets bumped first when cutting features for release. We feel pretty safe in assuming it will launch around November of 2012 and be found first on the Nexus 4. Google seems to be settling into a yearly update pattern, and has released major updates and lead devices in the late fall/early winter for the last 3 major phone releases.

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posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:03 3

1. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


just had an ephifany that the Google 4 will be a Moto Nexus codename Megatron......and will come in blue, green, yellow and red...lol...

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:43 31

22. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and then the iphone 6 will come out and steal more features from gingerbread since the iphone5 is stealing features from cupcake.. lol

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 21:22 7

32. brant (Posts: 24; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


now that funny lol

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 23:53 4

37. GalliChoking (unregistered)


@Galli, Better go get checked, I think you just had a stroke typing up something as stupid as that.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:12 21

2. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Can I at least get a taste of ice cream sandwich before we start talking jelly beans?

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:17 7

3. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


wtf, theres not even an ice cream phone out yet?? or not even enough Gingerbread devices come google perfect the ones that are out now then move along!!!!!

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:35 1

6. Kjayhawk (Posts: 282; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


sorry that's not up to them that's up to the manufacturers to upgrade there phones. That's not google's job

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:50

9. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


well it will really help if they were all on the same page dont you think?? no so good for the consumer

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 21:14 3

30. MetaStable (unregistered)


It's an issue with the manufactures because they like to place proprietary software on top of the Android versions. HTC has Sense, Samsung TouchWiz, and Motorola Blur. They have to port over their custom software to each new iteration of Android and that takes time. If all manufactures left Android vanilla on their phones, everyone would get the updates almost immediately.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:44 8

24. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


normally its the carriers that hold it up, not the manufacturers.. normally.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:33 8

4. The Man from the Future (unregistered)


Forget Jelly Bean. Wait till Android Zebra Cake with cerebral implant comes out in 2028.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:34 3

5. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


the gallito university come to a conclusion today Set 8, 2011... "Apple is not trying to play catch up with Android, due to the fact that Android users cant even catch up with Android".. read the entire story at


www.androidsareidiotsandwillclickonthislink.com

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:41 1

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Eh? I we don't know know how effective the update plans are going to do since its going to start with ics first, the lead plan seems kinda interesting and this may be a year from now. So why the hate? Also why talking about iphone?

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:51 6

10. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 264; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


ur such a freaking troll, get out more.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:45 7

25. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


gallito university? did you get a degree in idiocracy, how to be an iDiot iBot, how to champion a cause that u dont even own, or how to be an insignificant troll? Oh i know, your a multi major person.. you got them all!! :)

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:35 1

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I wanted the jello name to be next :@ who is in charge of naming this things!

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:03 7

11. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Jelly Bean is more alphabetically fitting. Jello is just a branded name of a "Gelatin" product made by Kraft.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:07 8

12. zach44 (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Then apple would buy kraft and sue android.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 23:31 2

67. WM6.5Sucks (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


lol why did you get thumbed down? That was hilarious!

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:37 3

14. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I know D; but I wanted it to be jello anyways

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 14:04

59. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


that would have been impossible, kraft would have sued google

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:41 2

16. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2650; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Yeah, that's why we can't hope for Krispy Kreme as the K, because it's a brand. Still, Key Lime Pie, followed by Lollipop (because no one likes Liquorice), Mousse, then I'm stuck. Can't think of anything good for N.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:53

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Maybe in another language? Nun's Joy (translated). It's reality soft and sweet

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:46 2

26. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


nutter butter! nougat? never ending gobstopper?

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 21:32

33. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Nougat? Come on man. you're a writer.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 01:55 5

40. Brock Samson (unregistered)


(late 2012)
J = Jelly Bean

(mid 2013)
K = Key Lime Pie or Kiwi

(late 2014)
L = Licorice is most likely but not certain. Lollipop is possible, but implies sucking. Lemon is equally good but implies sour. Still, licorice is a flavor lots of people don't like so it's a tough call.

(mid 2015)
M = Marshmallow. I'll put my money on the table right now. It will be a great release.

(late 2016)
N = Nougat, except that nobody can properly spell or say that word so they will consider alternatives like Nutmeg, Neapolitan and Nectarine before changing the naming scheme altogether and going with the word NACHO. It will be another really good release.

(late 2017)
O = Highly confused, they will be unsure about going to the comfort food of Oatmeal or the spice Oregano. Either way, it will be considered a flop of a version, a minor update at best that most people would not consider worthy of a full version name.

(early 2018)
P = Pistachio if it's a good version, Parsley if it's another incremental update going with the spice theme. Possibly the start of a fruit theme with Papaya.

(late 2018)
Q = With limited options available, this major market-changing release will be called Quesadilla.

(early 2019)
R = After much debate and many, many good options they will inevitably fall victim to Lone Star and choose the name Raspberry. A UI refresh to enhance ease-of-use of the already excellent Quesadilla version.

(late 2020)
S = Strawberry makes sense with the recent fruit theme but there is a strong urge to go with Saffron for a spice theme, spaghetti for a wholesome theme or Salsa for a Mexican theme (which would be particularly appealing because Taco would come next). However, there is some sort of economic depression or minor plague and although it's a good release, people just aren't that excited about it due ongoing world issues.

(late 2022)
T = Tangerine, if they went with the fruit theme. Tomato if they went with the wholesome theme.

(late 2023)
U = Unable to decide between fruits and Mexican they will choose the word Uva, the Spanish/Portuguese/etc word for Grape.

(late 2024)
v = Vegemite, in honor of Australia (which has been mostly destroyed, except for a few proud survivors) where this disgusting food was once popular. Unfortunately, a stable yet generally mediocre version.

(mid 2025)
w = Wasabi. Possibly Watermelon, Waffles or Whipper Cream. Incremental update to Vegemite that makes it really good.

(late 2026)
X = Version X, as in the roman numeral 10. Very hyped with amazing features, based on a completely new computing architecture. Buggy and disappointing.

(late 2027)
Y = Version Y, fixes most of the bugs with Version X, but negative public image remains.

(late 2028)
Z = Codename Zorro, but released simply as "Z". After abandoning Version X/Y this is built from the ground up. After several incremental patches the ability to transfer your mind into your phone is added. Although the body dies the mind lives on in the gl

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 01:56 1

41. Brock Samson (unregistered)


It cut off the ending!!!


(late 2028)
Z = Codename Zorro, but released simply as "Z". After abandoning Version X/Y this is built from the ground up. After several incremental patches the ability to transfer your mind into your phone is added. Although the body dies the mind lives on in the global network and approximately 40% of the population converts over the next few months. This loss of population and knowledge results indirectly in the deaths of another 20% and civilization begins to fail. The remaining 40% cannot maintain our civilization and have no choice but to die in reality or import themselves and live out the rest of their life in peace, knowing that there is no future because the technology will soon fail and destroy humanity.

Only small bands of humans survive by returning to primitive ways. They migrate to Australia, where the wastelands from 2024 are starting to turn into grassy plains and jungles. After many generations they rebuild a new civilization. It was kinda like Mad Max, except they didn't need gas because they had no cars and Mel Gibson and that little racoon boy with the boomerang weren't there.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 21:24

65. Phullofphil (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


movie or mini series if done right on the special effects

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 19:28 3

63. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


you sir.. what the fuck... really what the fuck

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 20:08 2

64. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I just wasted my life reading that and am sadely entertained.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 03:00

73. getalife2203 (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Jun 2010)


Nuts :P

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:21 4

13. Penny (Posts: 1100; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I'm sorry to be a troll on this one guys, but really, this is what happens with Android and why I don't recommend it to most normal users (not a salesperson). If Google didn't have the foresight to make sure the devices that run Android could update efficiently, then that means it was either a significant operational oversight (unlikely for such a large company) or their number 1 priority was just pushing out the OS rather than making a quality product (more likely, but unfortunate).

AGAIN, I know I'm going to get thumbs downed on this comment, but these are the types of decisions businesses have to make and are fully aware of when they are making them. I do think it is the truth if you look at it objectively.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:41

15. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


umm dude, its just google's job to make the S/W, and send it out, it's up to the manufacturers like Samsung, HTC to put it on their devices.
Besides, all the nexus devices, that are certified by google, get all their updates,almost immediately :)

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:06

20. Penny (Posts: 1100; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


That's exactly the point. It is the double-edged sword of having an OS as open as Android, where some manufacturers produce devices that can't be quickly or easily updated.

Making the OS as open as it is was a great move to gain market share quickly, but I feel that unless Android can resolve this issue very quickly (which I know they are working on Protozeloz), we will see Android lose a significant amount of market share (10-15%) over the next few years.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:43 5

17. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2650; Member since: 26 May 2011)


People always say this about Android, but guess what? It doesn't matter. There are some extra features available in updates, but for the most part the apps work across everything. Also, there's just as much "fragmentation" on iOS with people not updating their phones, but no one cares, because just like with Android, it doesn't really matter. The apps work, no matter what.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:46

18. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Actually this was an important part of this years IO google is interested in having android being better pushed to the consumer with a faster update schedule and a minimum of 2 years of support since launch. It's all to come with Ics or at least what I've heard. There is a clue about google giving some peeks to manufacturers that build devices under certain standard to have android ready for their other lines. Also their update schedule seems to have being moved to nearly a year apart. But I understand that you are saying. Maybe recommending nexus might be a good idea since they are up to date

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:10

21. Penny (Posts: 1100; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Yea you are right, Google does realize this issue and is trying to resolve it. Personally, I think they are going to be a little late to implement and will lose some market share over the next few years.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:43

23. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


That I can't seriously tell. I know their current share might be reduced. (and will see the biggest flame wars in history) but if Things are working fine around March then we might not be that big of a problem. But again it might be wishful thinking

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:51 4

28. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I dont see the andriod expansion slowing anytime soon unless ICS is a complete flop or some unforseen thing happens. If ICS is solid and as neat as it sounds, its only going to speed up android growth, not retard it.

My understanding is that ICS will be less customizable by the manufacturers so that updates push out much quicker than in the past. With android 1.5/1.6/2.0/2.1 fragmentation was a major issue because the OS changed so much. From 2.1 on, its only been minor additions. Any phone that has 2.1 will run 100% of the apps in the market. There really isnt fragmentation anymore unless you have an old craptastic phone that needs an update.
2.1 and higher.. no fragmentation/compatibility issues... at this point, thats what 90% of android phones? Compared to this time last year when it was like 40%, thats a huge decrease in real fragmentation.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 21:12

29. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


People do not care that Apps work fine in 2.1 they want 2.2 features 2.3 performance boost and. Ics's user interface and they are Seeing other devices with them . I am yet to blame some devices with minor tweaks being shipped to different countries It pises people of that the d^2 for example is Updated and the milestone 2 is not. I believe some phones actually make androids growth Slower. The but it seems manufacturers are working on that. (samsumg shipping new phones with 2.3 for example or htc updating as fast as they can) people forget android is rather young and most its players were new to the game around a year ago.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 22:23

36. Penny (Posts: 1100; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I agree with what Prozeloz said in comment #29, and I would add that the notion that all Android 2.1+ phones can run all Apps in the market is false. For example, my brother has a Samsung Droid Charge with Android 2.2, and he can't use Skype properly. There are known installation issues even though Skype says the phone is supported, and even if he got it installed, Skype would only allow him to use the rear camera of his phone, which is pretty useless.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 06:10

48. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ok, 99% of apps.. lol. Now that is probably a charge issue though, or does it do that on all 2.2 phones?


Proto,
the problem is that weve all been trained by earlier updates to think that we NEED the newest update because there is some great new thing in there. For the most part, its only been minor tweaks since 2.1 The 3 upgrades before that were all game changers. 2.2 added wifi calling, 2.3 forced phones onto Ext4 which sped a lot of them up, 2.3.3 added better google voice(i think) integration.


Android is on 2.3.6 right now, and noone but nexus fans/owners even know that.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 08:02

53. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Btw penny - Google is your best friend

http://www.droid-life.com/2011/08/04/skype-app-on-android-update-thunderbolt-droid-charge-revolution-and-others-now-supported/

Took me exactly 10 seconds to find that:

"Oh, we should probably point out that if your phone is running 2.2, like the Thunderbolt and Charge, you won’t be able to use your front camera with it. Not sure what exactly Skype is thinking, but that’s what we have."

So yeah - There are problems with Skype on 2.2 Guess what -

1. That will probably be fixed when the phones get updated to GB
2. This can probably be fixed by installing a custom 2.3 rom
3. That isn't Android exclusive. iPad 2 also did not have front camera Skype support for a long long time. Not even sure if it does now.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:48

27. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


umm. penny.. did you actually read this?

this is about a NAME of an os that isnt going to come out till the end of 2012.. about the same time as iOS6. How is there a difference? Because they named it? Apple already did too. I fail to see a difference.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 22:19 1

35. Penny (Posts: 1100; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Not that I am an Apple fan, but by the time iOS6 comes around, all supported hardware from Apple (probably iPhone4+) will have the option of having iOS5. I can't say the same about Android users having Ice Cream Sandwich by the time Jelly Bean rolls around (lol, no pun intended).

I myself am a WP7 user, and I can say that I will have Mango before WP8 is released.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 03:50

44. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Yes, Penny because Crapple makes only 1 phone a year - at most. Therefore it's easy for them to make sure that all of the existing phones on the market (which is usually a single digit number) get updated.

Nevertheless they are also not without faults. Remember the iPhone 2G? The first iPhone? Identical hardware to the iPhone 3G. Yet it didn't get updated to iOS4. Why? Greed of course.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 06:13

49. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


see, and thats the mistake that a lot of laymen make about android. Android gets updated all the time and quicker than any other OS. If you want the updates, then u need a nexus device. Then you get first push direct from google. If you want to make sure u get the important updates, get a high end android phone. If you dont give a crap and like the way it works at that moment, get anything else.

Anything other than a nexus phone then you are being held up by manufacturers and ultimately carriers for your updates. Nexus phones are like iphones, they get direct updates from the head honchos. I wish all phones were capable of that, but carriers keep a stranglehold on their networks.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 02:37

71. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


nope, This year symbian had the most update of all the OS's out there but sadly (makes me cry) it is still waaaaaaay behind compared to android. . .

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 07:14

75. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Symbian needed a remake. It needed to be eye catching and more feature wise

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 10:01

77. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Correction - it needed to be what it is now - back in late 2009 - instead of the S60v5 we got which was hideous.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 21:15

31. Dee808 (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


The average person that buy an Android phone has no idea about names or even build numbers. And if you told them about it can become confusing for some. iOS like always has made things simple for people no names one number and maybe "g".

I cant wait to see what Google bring to the table with ICS but if its ready for release then they already working on the next version "J".

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 21:34 1

34. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Really? Jelly Bean? That's the best Google can come up with? Really? Really? And lol, already on the next update and some phones STILL have Froyo, aka Galaxy Crap phones and the Thunderbolt and a few other crap Android devices on Verizon.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 00:28 3

38. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2650; Member since: 26 May 2011)


You have a better suggestion for J?

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 01:07

39. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


they should just stop on 'J' is my suggestion until all phones are caught up..

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 03:07

42. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Why would they do that? All they need is a better update process and a way to tell people witch is going to get updates

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 04:10

45. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Which is irrelevant anyway because for almost every phone out there there is a custom rom which is better than the original.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 06:14 4

50. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


good thing no one listens to your idiotic suggestions.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 05:26

47. AKm007 (Posts: 108; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


Yes miz, i know, it's so stupid right(sarcasm alert). IOS 5 is the most creative name anyone could ever have come up with. it absolutely rocks!!! :|

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 21:40

66. Phullofphil (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Why do you hate android so much MIZ i have and iphone and i love it. But i also have an android droid x and soon a bionic and though is bugy sometimes(wich i think has somthing to do with what i download or i do to my phone) i really like the android os and in different ways is more usfull and easier and a better expierence than Ios. But apple is better in a lot of ways too. Are you just hating on android the same way you would hate your cross town rival in highschool. Because i really cant say any of the current os's are crap. Some just have better app support. Palms or now hps OS is really good and so is windpws phone but they have little in comparison to android and apple with apps and supporting gadgets and what ever kind of gadgets for them.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 23:54

68. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


"and" and "lol" do not belong next to each other sir

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